iTelescope - T8 - Wide Field - Australia
Observatory: iTelescope.Net at Siding Spring Observatory Australia - MPC Q62
Telescope: 0.10-m f/5 Astrograph + CCD
Timezone: UTC +10:00 New South Wales, Australia Daylight savings time is observed.
Minimum Target Elevation: Approx 20-25° West & South : 35° East : 75° North
South 31° 16' 24" East 149° 03' 52"
Elevation: 1122m MPC Code Q62
Very Wide Field. Imaging Missions. Typically used for RGB & Narrowband Imaging. FITS and TIF file formats. Dark Frame calibration data is available for 60, 120, 180, 300, 600 second exposures. Binx1 - Binx2. Recommended Maximum Exposure 600 seconds. Raw data can be found at data.itelescope.net.
- T8 is a 106mm Takahashi FSQ telescope based at SSO in Australia. It has a selection of RGB and Narrowband imaging filters. Its teamed with a sensitive FLI Microline CCD.
- T8 is a prime imaging platform in the southern hemisphere with exceptional optics and will be able to gather data of APOD winning quality.
- IMPORTANT NOTES: T8 is Externally Guided: Please try to limit sub-exposure times to 600 seconds or less for best results. T8 is a Southern hemisphere telescope. Its view to the north is restricted by the roll off roof of the observatory. Northern horizon limit is 75 degree and higher. T8 has excellent views elsewhere.
CCD: FLI Microline 16803
QE: 60% peak
Full Well: 100K e- Anti Blooming Gate
Dark Current: ~0.01 e-/pixel/sec at -30° C
Pixel Size: 9um Square
Resolution: 3.5 arcsec/pixel
Sensor: KAF - 16803 Frontlit
Cooling: -25C Summer : -30C Winter
Array: 4096 x 4096 pixels
FOV: 238.8 x 238.8 arcmin
Filters: AstroDon Series 2
Luminance, Red, Green, Blue, EXO, Ha, SII, OIII, NIR Luminance.
Position Angle: 358º
OTA: Takahashi FSQ ED
Optical Design: Petzval Apochromat Astrograph
Aperture: 106mm (0.1 metre)
Focal Length: 530mm (0.53 metre)
Mount: Paramount PME